Back when you were a child, you were curious about everything and anything.
You were constantly switched on to experiences around you. Your mind was a sponge, absorbing knowledge everywhere you went.
You were constantly creating, experiment, trying new things, getting your hands dirt.
One day, YOU GOT SCHOOLED!
You had to comply with a whole new set of rules, and these rules were so restricting.
Some say, you grew up. That’s what growing up is about. Becoming more mature and responsible. “To follow the rules”.
Truth is, it’s no longer fun.
You became accustomed not to experiment. Somewhat accustomed not to take risks. You don’t want to make mistakes. Getting it wrong is a disaster, a real disaster. “People get punished if they get it wrong” – so you believe.
Thats is when fear comes along. And fear takes over. It’s bigger than you think. Your love for learning and your love for experimenting is taken away from you.
The “light bulb” is off.
With fear, comes frustration, blame and guilt. You either blame yourself or someone else (society, family, friends, your boss, etc) for what went “wrong”. Sometimes, you even get angry without knowing why.
On the other hand, you’ve accomplished so much. You are so proud of yourself. You are proud to a point where you use your achievements as a shield. You use it to shield away new risks. Mostly, you are still afraid you were wrong. “What if I was wrong?” – so you think. What if?
Deep inside, you know the truth. You know this is not they way it suppose to be. Even though life seems great, and may as well just be, you know there is more. Lots more to be explored.
The beauty of it is that “MORE” is here. It’s right here. So accessible. So close. It only takes one small shift. One small mindset shift. It’s like turning on a “key”. The blaming, the guilt, and whatever comes with it, goes away.
You got to turn it on. Turn the key on. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. They won’t. They don’t have the “key”. You got it.
All it takes is a bit of listening. You got to listen to your intuition. Don’t just hear it – listen to it.
You got to regain that restless curiosity you were born with. That is your right, claim it!
Be OK NOT to know everything. No one does. In fact, no one ever will. And that is a great thing.
And please, once you turn it on, don’t let it ever slip away from you again.
Never stop learning, never loose your curiosity, never stop experimenting.
Be a child.
Thanks for listening,